Don’t miss the full match replay and highlights of the intense showdown between Reims and PSG. The game kicks off at 16:00 (GMT) on the 11th of November 2023 at Stade Auguste-Delaune II. The referee for this high-stakes match is none other than W. Delajod. Witness all the action unfold in this thrilling encounter in France’s Ligue 1, Week 12 of the 2023/2024 season. It’s a clash you won’t want to miss!
Reims vs PSG Full Match Reports
In an impressive display of dominance, Paris Saint-Germain extended their winning streak in Ligue 1 to five games by securing a convincing 3-0 victory over Stade Reims on their away turf. This triumph propelled them back to the top of the league standings, surpassing Nice.
Determined to bounce back from their previous defeat against AC Milan, PSG wasted no time in taking control of the match. The talented Kylian Mbappé swiftly capitalized on an exquisite cross from his compatriot Ousmane Dembélé, unleashing a precise volley into the bottom corner of the net. This goal marked Mbappé’s contribution to PSG’s last six league goals at Stade Auguste Delaune. However, Reims briefly believed they had equalized only moments later, only to see Junya Ito’s splendid finish controversially ruled out for offside.
This turn of events set the tone for the remainder of the first half, as Reims grew in confidence. Ito’s attacking prowess posed a constant threat, as evidenced by his two well-saved free kicks by the exceptional Gianluigi Donnarumma. Nonetheless, Donnarumma had a moment of anxiety when he inadvertently passed the ball straight to Azor Matusiwa in the box, but the defensive midfielder, who has only scored a single senior goal to date, disappointingly skewed his effort wide.
Donnarumma further showcased his brilliance by making a breathtaking save from Amir Richardson’s powerful strike at point-blank range. Reims’ inability to convert their chances proved costly in the second half, as Mbappé, Ligue 1’s most lethal striker, tapped in his second goal just before the hour mark, capitalizing on Carlos Soler’s well-placed pass.
With ten minutes remaining, Mbappé completed his hat-trick, expertly dispatching a first-time finish from a cut-back by substitute Bradley Barcola. He came agonizingly close to adding a fourth goal but was denied by the width of the crossbar. Ultimately, Reims’ wastefulness in front of goal proved to be their downfall, as Mbappé taught them a valuable lesson in finishing.
Man of the Match: Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain).